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Practical Nurse (LPN)

Credit Certificate Program (327P) -  Harrisburg / Lancaster
The program is accredited by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

NEW!  IMPORTANT!  Nursing Programs Consolidation Announcement – January 2012 (pdf)

About the career

After successful completion of the practical nursing program, graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN to be certified by the State Board of Nursing.

Course requirements/suggested schedule
Time Commitments For Practical Nursing Students (pdf) (rev 7/9/12)
Estimated expenses (pdf) 11/13

Admission Criteria and Essential Qualifications  (pdf) (rev 9/13)
On-Line Application Instructions (pdf) (rev 12/12)

Policies Affecting Program Admission
Dosage Calculation Requirements  (pdf) rev. 3/14
Practical Nursing Program Office Locations
High School Graduation Verification (pdf) rev 8/11

Nursing Student Handbook (pdf)

Nursing Advanced Standing for LPNs

LPNs & RNs eligible for a $700 discount for HACC's massage therapy program.

* NEW PROGRAM - LPN New Pathways - will focus on three areas of knowledge and skills for the LPN looking for new professional opportunities - Long-Term Care, VNA/Home Care and Ambulatory Health Care. 136 hour course. Students must have active LPN license. For additional information call 221-1319.

Program Effectiveness Data
Pass rate on Board exam (2010, 11, & 12): 93%
Graduation rate  (2010, 11 & 12): 71%
Job placement:  (2011 & 2012): 92%

Selective Program.
Admission to the college doesn't guarantee admission to the clinical component of the program. You will be admitted as a pre-practical nursing student and work with your advisor to apply to the clinical/core component of the program.

Length of Program and College Certificate Conferred - The practical nursing program is 43 credits in length.  This is a highly competitive program which requires completion of general education courses prior to beginning the clinical portion of the program.The clinical component is sequenced in 3 semesters (January through December), with the awarding of a certificate in practical nursing upon successful completion. Completion time can vary depending on a candidate's background and need for identified preparatory skills and coursework and the student's rate of study.   The complete program is offered at the Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses. Some required courses offered at other campuses and sites.

After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam to be licensed by the state Board of Nursing. Many practical nursing graduates seek additional education to become a registered nurse or pursue HACC’s Health Science degree.  The advanced standing nursing program at  HACC offers and opportunity for LPNs to get an associate degree in nursing and to take the RN licensure exam. The program is accredited by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Practical Nursing Program Contacts

If you have specific questions about the practical nursing program, contact Health Careers 717-780-1988 or 800-222-4222 ext. 211988.

Practical Nursing Program Locations

Harrisburg Campus
Select Medical Health Education Pavilion Room 204
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Lancaster Campus
Main Building Room 215
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

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